2014-07-09

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NASCAR News: NASCAR schedule and weather outlook for Daytona International Speedway



Both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series go night racing at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway this Fourth of July weekend, with the Nationwide Series running the Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday night and the Sprint Cup running the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night. It’s the second visit to Daytona this season for both series, and is also both […]

NASCAR News: Former Truck Series, ARCA driver indicted for Ponzi scheme



According to a report from the Courier-Journal of Lousivlle, Ky., former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series driver Brian Rose has been indicted for allegedly running a $15 million Ponzi scheme. His father, David G. Rose, recently served time for a similar crime. Rose was arrested in Tennessee on June 17 and was among nine indicted on […]

NASCAR News: Nationwide, Camping World Truck banquet changes venue



The combined awards banquet for the NASCAR Camping World and Nationwide Series for the 2014 season will be held in Miami, as in recent years past, but the venue will change. According to an announcement from NASCAR on Tuesday, this year’s banquet will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami on Nov. 17. It’ll be the first time the […]

NASCAR News: NASCAR teams form alliance



On Monday, a group of nine multi-car NASCAR Sprint Cup teams announced that they had formed an alliance called the Race Team Alliance. Charter members of the group include Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske. Plans are to open up membership […]

NASCAR News: A new union forming in NASCAR?



Historically, NASCAR’s ruling France family has been against the formation of unions in its beloved sport. And the sanctioning body has definitely put its proverbial foot down. In the early 1960s, NASCAR star Curtis Turner teamed up with famed Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa in an attempt to start up the Federation of Proefessional Athletes to offer such things as pensions […]

NASCAR News: Chase score card: leaving Daytona International Speedway



Aric Almirola’s win of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday was the first win for the famed No. 43 since 1999 and came two days after the 30th anniversary of car owner Richard Petty’s 200th and final win as a driver in the same race in 1984. It was Almirola’s first-career Cup win, but […]

Letter: Reader commends Sherry Castillo



Editor: Re: “Mayor’s vote breaks tie to reprimand manager,” July 2 In my many years of administering major personnel management programs (particularly, as Civilian Personnel Officer for Randolph Air Force Base), I found employee performance evaluation to be a problemsome area. Most supervisors found the evaluating and rating of subordinate employees distasteful and rather daunting. As a result, most ratings […]

Editorial: The immigration crisis is victimizing the taxpayer




On June 28, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced that as many as 2,000 illegal alien minors would be coming to Dallas County to be sheltered indefinitely. His announcement highlights the problems taxpayers will be facing in communities across the nation. First, there is the ridiculous comment by politicians that local taxpayers will not pay for the cost, but rather […]

Editorial: Warning: America needs to gain back her fighting spirit



Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made “America” a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but […]

Editorial: D’Souza: Is America on the road to committing suicide?




America is special. Immigrants come to America, and they become Americans. They can’t go to Canada and become Canadians or to Britain and become British. America is more than a place; it is an idea, writes Dinesh D’Souza. America, at its founding, represented a new way for a nation to be established; not by accident or conquest as historically had […]